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Licensing Unit

The Licensing Unit is made up of the Export Licensing Unit and the Import Licensing Unit.

Export Licensing

The Export Licensing Unit is responsible for managing controls on exports of dual-use items, military items and items destined for countries to which trade sanctions apply.

Import Licensing

The Import Licensing Section is responsible for issuing licences to importers in respect of goods subject to EU import restrictions such as quantitative restrictions or surveillance measures.

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